The shortlist is out for this year’s Mercury Music Prize. And look, here it is, looking all short and everything…
Biffy Clyro – Only Revolutions
Corinne Bailey Rae – The Sea
Dizzee Rascal – Tongue N’ Cheek
Foals – Total Life Forever
I Am Kloot – Sky At Night
Kit Downes Trio – Golden
Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can
Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
Paul Weller – Wake Up the Nation
The xx – xx
Villagers – Becoming a Jackal
Wild Beasts – Two Dancers
Some people said “Woo!”.
Most people said “What?”.
AIM said “Ooooooh, lots of indies”.
At least once person said “Is this the British version of the Polaris/Choice/Shortlist/AMP awards then?”.
The xx and Dizzee Rascal are already joint favourites to win, according to William Hill. A full report in tomorrow’s CMU Daily I reckon.
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